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  • D108 HMS Cardiff

    UK Royal Navy

    1979 to 2005    


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    Flight Deck: CF
    Call Sign: GQIF
    Shipyard: BAE Systems (Vickers)


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    History of UK D108 HMS Cardiff

    1972-nov-3Laid downBAE Systems (Vickers) at VSEL Barrow, Yard No 1091.
    1974-feb-22Launchedcompleted at Swan Hunter (Hebburn) from Feb 1976.
    1979-augAircraftassigned 702 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ255 as Cardiff Flt / 335-CF, until c Dec 1981
    1981-aug-29Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
    1982-apr-20Deployment Operation Corporate Left Mombasa for South Atlantic to join Bristol Group, leaving theatre on 7 Jul 1982 after being relieved by HMS Birmingham.
    1982-jun-6AircraftPleasant Peak Gazelle XX377 incident
    1988Refitrefit completed Mar 1989
    1990-sepDeploymentPersian Gulf Task Group 321.1 Armilla Patrol Deployed to reinforce Armilla Patrol after Kuwaiti annexation by Iraq. Joined by HMS Gloucester and HMS Brazen as part of TG 321.1, relieving HMS Battleaxe, HMS Jupiter and HMS York.
    1990-sepAircraftassigned 815 Sq 214 Flt Lynx HAS.3 XZ230 as /335
    1994-octDeploymentDeployment to Arabian Gulf with HMS Cornwall, as part of US Operation Vigilant Warrior in support of Kuwait.
    2000Deploymentto Belize for disaster relief operations following Hurricane Keith
    2003-febDeployment Armilla Patrol to Persian Gulf for a 6 month Armilla Patrol deployment, returned in Aug 2003.
    2004-aprDeploymentSouth Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) Departed HMNB Portsmouth for 6 month West Africa and APT(S). Operated around Falkland Islands between Jul 2004 and Sep 2004, relieving HMS Glasgow and herself relieved by HMS Iron Duke in Sep. Returned to UK on 22 Oct.
    2004-may-8Port VisitGHTema visited Tema, Ghana until 11 May, during APT(S) deployment
    2005-jun-24Port Visit Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 at Trafalgar 200, with 815 NAS Cardiff Flt/335 Lynx embarked.
    2005-jul-14Decommissionedpaid off at HMNB Portsmouth
    2006-julFareham Creek by Jul 2006 was laid up in Fareham Creek
    2008-novFate: scrappedTRAliaga Shipbreakers to Turkey for scrapping



        from Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class
    3560light (tn)
    4350full load (tn)
    125length (m)
    14beam (m)
    5.80draught (m)
    4000range (nm)
    29max speed (knots)
    50000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Olympus
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Tyne
    2Naval Engine propulsion system: COGOG
    1Missile Launcher Sea Dart
    4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
    1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
    2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 909
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1006
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 996
    1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2050



        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 11

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    UK BAE Systems (Vickers),

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